In cooperative talks with India to promote disengagement along LAC, says China
- Currently, around 50,000 Indian Army troops have been deployed in various parts of Eastern Ladakh
- China has also deployed an equal number of troops, according to officials
- China is ready to maintain communication with the Indian side: Official
Amid all the conversation going around between India and China regarding latter’s escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese military on Thursday released a statement saying ‘candid and in-depth’ communications to work out territorial disengagement are underway.
"Following the meeting, China and India have maintained candid and in-depth communication and coordination to promote disengagement in areas along the Line of Actual Control in the western sector of China-India boundary," Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense was quoted as saying by official website of the Ministry of Defense of China.
The statement comes at the backdrop of the 8th round of Corps Commander-level meeting, which took place on November 6, to discuss the resolution strategy on the military standoff situation started in early May.
"Since the 8th round of China-India Corps Commander-level meeting, the situation in the China-India border areas has remained stable on the whole,” Guoqiang told an online media briefing responding to a question on the current situation at the India-China border, reported PTI.
Currently, around 50,000 Indian Army troops trained for combat readiness have been deployed in various parts of Eastern Ladakh as no fruitful outcome to settle the border dispute has been drawn yet.
China has also deployed an equal number of troops, according to officials.
Ren also marked that both the parties have been cooperative to execute the common consensus reached by their respective ‘political and diplomatic’ actors to ensure that frontline soldiers maintain predetermined restraint on the border.
"China is ready to maintain communication with the Indian side through military and diplomatic channels. We hope that the Indian side will work with China towards the same goal, implement bilateral consensus with a sincere attitude and positive actions, so as to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the border areas," he said as per a PTI report.